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  • Why one Windsorite can’t get enough of Detroit!

    Why one Windsorite can’t get enough of Detroit!

    July 2, 2015

    Our Friendly Neighbour to the North: Detroit For as long as I can remember, almost every Sunday, my parents would load my brother and I up into our Minivan and we would go to Detroit. We would go shopping, go to the auto show, go see movies or other attractions. As we grew-up and got […]

  • You’re moving back to Windsor….Why?

    You’re moving back to Windsor….Why?

    December 19, 2014 | 1 comment

    Jennifer Charron is a graduate of the University of Windsor Bachelor of Arts, Labour Studies program. She volunteers with the Windsor-Essex Chamber of Commerce After Business Committee, which she’s chaired for four years.  Jennifer also sits on the Board of Directors for the Jewish National Fund in Windsor.  Jennifer is currently the lead Recruitment Partner for the […]

  • Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. – Angelo DeMarco

    Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. – Angelo DeMarco

    December 18, 2014

    “We need to talk.” gives you snapshots of community organizations and questions related to young professionals. Angelo DeMarco is Director of HR at Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. In the past two years, they’ve hired ten grads as their first job out of school. What are three ways young people can get involved with your […]

  • Why is this Windsor Spitfire now an MBA graduate?

    Why is this Windsor Spitfire now an MBA graduate?

    December 12, 2014

    Ryan is a former professional hockey player who returned to Windsor to complete his Business Commerce and MBA degrees. He is an active participant in the local sports and academic communities, having coached both the LaSalle Vipers and Windsor Lancers, and most recently sat as the President for the Odette MBA Society. Ryan is also […]

  • Lorraine Goddard of United Way

    Lorraine Goddard of United Way

    December 11, 2014

    We need to talk. This is Lorraine Goddard and a snapshot of her work as CEO of United Way Centraide Windsor-Essex County. What are three ways young people can get involved with your organization today? Volunteering is the  best way to get involved with United Way, through volunteering on one of our committees, at an event […]

  • This RMT from Toronto & London made the move to Windsor

    This RMT from Toronto & London made the move to Windsor

    December 4, 2014

    Jennie Nunweiler is a 29-year-old Registered Massage Therapist from West Lorne, ON. After living in Toronto and London, she now resides in Walkerville, Windsor, with her husband Jason and dog Minni. From the Inside Out Gross, disgusting, dirty, poor, border town and boring. These have always been the words I have heard Windsor described as. […]

What is YKNOT Windsor-Essex?

Our Story

With a history rooted in manufacturing, Windsor is a city constantly trying to live up to past expectations. While we’ve forged a great relationship with our friends across the river and become a very multicultural and diverse city, we’re facing a crisis. Many young adults are choosing to leave the area to find meaningful work and a new place to call home because they feel disconnected, underappreciated and underwhelmed. As a result, the economy suffers and local ties are frayed.

We are the knot that bonds young people together, with their city, and the local resources needed to be successful. Young talent is the future and present of Windsor Essex. This can no longer be ignored. The Millennial Generation is poised to change the world, and together, we can change the tide. It’s time to start moulding this city into the young, vibrant, destination it’s destined to be. So why not Windsor-Essex?

Our Mission

To build a movement of inspired young people connected with local opportunities, decision-makers, and industry so that they can grow and thrive in Windsor-Essex.

Our Vision

A Windsor-Essex that young people want to be a part of: where we hold meaningful employment, influence big decisions, and make a difference in the community.

“Simply being the cheapest place to live, or the city with the most jobs, is not a long-term workforce strategy. The next generation is very savvy about choosing where they’ll live.”

NGC Founder Rebecca Ryan

What We Do

Let’s bring young talent to Windsor-Essex by connecting them with the right people, regardless of their goals. Whether you’re looking to expand your professional network, land a job, fill up your social calendar or find meaningful volunteer opportunities, we’re here to help!



Looking for a job? Make connections with experienced professionals and other like-minded adults at our monthly events.



Interested in starting your own business? Get access to the resources you need to succeed.


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Looking for something to do? Learn more about all the events (big or small) that Windsor has to offer.



Feeling disconnected? Get involved with the local political scene and let your voice be heard.



Interested in giving back? Stay informed about volunteer opportunities in the city.

Whatever your goals, we’ve got the events, information and connections to help you make the most out of your city. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, get in touch with us and send us your suggestions!


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